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Scottish colleges' and universities' relationship with the EU

We are working with colleges, universities, the Scottish Government, and wider stakeholders to identify and respond to the potential impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Research

Update on the UK’s relationship with the EU

Our Brexit Update [PDF] sets out the latest position on matters related to Brexit. We will continue to update this document as developments occur.

Brexit and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis represents a significant external shock to the further and higher education sectors, and the joint impact of Brexit and COVID-19 is expected to present a number of challenges in the years to come. SFC has been asked by Scottish Ministers to conduct a review to consider how best to achieve coherence and sustainability in the future delivery of further and higher education taking account of the joint impact of the COVID-19 crisis and Brexit transition.

Responding to consultations

We responded to consultations at a Scottish, UK and European level and on a range of issues covering topics such as the Horizon programme, European Structural Funds, the future of immigration, and international engagement post-Brexit. Copies of our formal submissions are below:

Brexit contact

Contact us at policy@sfc.ac.uk.